My Ash Story: Tree to Yoke

still of video - man building canoe

I enjoyed Allaire Diamond’s article about ash trees and [emerald ash borer] in the last issue of Panorama. Here is a link to a YouTube video my son made about carving a portage yoke for his canoe from a small ash tree on our (soon-to-be-conserved) property in Waterbury Center.
—Eric Smeltzer




About Ash Stories: Ash Stories is a collaboration between the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program to celebrate Vermont’s ash trees and their role in our woods, wetlands, and towns. You can learn more about the project here

Do you have an ash story to share? We’d love to hear from you. Email with your story to be included in our collection. Questions? Contact Allaire Diamond, VLT ecologist.


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